Neeraj Hatekar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Long Term Economic Change
  • Largescale Data Sets
  • Understanding Interface between Geography and Economic Policy


Prior to joining the University, he has worked with the Department of Tribal Development, Government of Maharashtra and the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai. 

He completed his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Mumbai. He was a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. His work has been at the interface of economic history, development economics, and data. 

Currently, he is working on using granular, largescale data sets on India that have explicit spatial dimensions to understand regional heterogeneity in public policy design. His latest paper looks at the Shiv Sena in Mumbai in the context of the urban informal sector in Mumbai.